Visiting the Ubud Monkey Forest
Guests at an Ubud hotel located in Bali’s central foothills such as Alila Ubud, must make their way to the Ubud Monkey Forest for an unforgettable experience. As more than 700 monkeys call Ubud Forest their home, entering the forest is like stepping into a scene from the Jungle Book. The monkeys are divided into four main groups and are defined by the areas of the forest they inhabit.
The Ubud Monkey Forest is formally known as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and the area is home to three beautifully adorned temples. Each temple is dedicated to a different God and attracts worshippers each day. Photographers would be thrilled by the opportunity to photograph the lively monkeys against the backdrop of the intricately carved temples.
There are feeding areas located around the Monkey Forest where visitors can purchase fruit to feed the monkeys. It is fun to watch the agile creatures devour the fruits but be warned that sometimes they may become aggressive when food stocks are low.
The inhabitants of the Ubud forest are a mischievous bunch and surprisingly adept pickpockets so it is best to empty your pockets before you wander through the forest in order to have an enjoyable visit.
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